ASTM B466/B466M-09

    Standard Specification for Seamless Copper-Nickel Pipe and Tube

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for seamless copper-nickel pipe and tube in straight lengths, suitable for general engineering purposes. The alloys involved are copper alloys UNS Nos. C70400, C70600, C70620, C71000, C71500, C71520, and C72200.

    1.1.1 Copper alloys UNS Nos. C70620 and C71520 are intended for product that will be subsequently welded.

    1.2 UnitsValues stated in inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.

    1.3 The following safety hazard caveat pertains only to the test methods described in the Test Methods section of this specification:

    1.3.1 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B153 Test Method for Expansion (Pin Test) of Copper and Copper-Alloy Pipe and Tubing

    B251 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Seamless Copper and Copper-Alloy Tube

    B251M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Seamless Copper and Copper-Alloy Tube (Metric)

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    B950 Guide for Editorial Procedures and Form of Product Specifications for Copper and Copper Alloys

    E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials [Metric]

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

    E54 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Special Brasses and Bronzes

    E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)

    E75 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Nickel and Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloys

    E76 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel-Copper Alloys

    E118 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Chromium Alloys

    E243 Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Examination of Copper and Copper-Alloy Tubes

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182000(Seamless copper tubes); 11101711(Non ferrous alloy)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0466_B0466M-09

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